Customers Across Industries Adopt Sun Java System Application Server

4/19/2004 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW), the creator of Java[tm] technology, announced that the Sun Java[tm] System Application Server is showing resurgent momentum in the marketplace with new customers across industries and relationships with 35 original equipment manufacturers(OEMs). The new generation of Sun application servers is showing tremendous growth, with more than one million downloads of the application server and SDKs in the last 12 months.

The Sun Java System Application Server (formerly Sun ONE Application Server) is based on a fully redesigned architecture, including implementation of the latest Java technology and Web services standards. With leading OEMs including AccessPT, AptSoft Corporation, Informatica Corporation, MAKE Technologies, Nitido and PTC announcing today that they have selected Sun Java System Application Server to be the cornerstone of their Web services offerings, Sun's momentum in this market is clear.

"With the Sun Java System Application Server, Sun is leading the charge to a new era of Web services innovation," said Joe Keller, vice president of marketing for Java Web Services, Sun Microsystems. "There are a remarkable number of OEMs choosing to take advantage of the capabilities of the Sun Java System Application Server. The new architecture, including support for high availability and scalability, makes the product the clear choice for companies seeking to migrate mission-critical applications to a full-featured Compatible application server that includes a complete Web services infrastructure."

By helping to reduce deployment costs, the Sun Java System Application Server can enable partners to meet the needs of their customers without compromising standards of quality, reliability and performance. The variety of industries that have chosen the Java System Application Server -- from healthcare to telecommunications -- demonstrates the flexibility and versatility of the Java System Application Server solution. Available in three editions -- Platform Edition, Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition -- each edition is designed to provide specific functionality for a particular usage scenario and service level.

In a major competitive win for Sun, the company recently announced that the U.S. Navy's Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Computer, Communications, Intelligence and Space (PEO C4I and Space) has selected Standard Edition to run all Global Command and Control Systems-Maritime (GCCS-M) deployments beginning in fiscal year 2005. Ultimately, more than 200 naval vessels are scheduled to be fitted with the server during a four-year installation period.

"Sun Microsystems, Inc. meets our GCCS requirement and provides the warfighter with a standards-based product that possesses a high degree of security. Sun offered us the best value based on our requirements," said Captain Will Rodriguez, program manager for the Navy's Command and Control Systems.

The Sun Java System Application Server is a fundamental component of the Sun Java Enterprise System. The Java Enterprise System is the strategic underpinning of Sun's software strategy and provides an integrated, open software system that delivers a core set of industry-leading shared enterprise network services to help meet every business need. For more information visit

Java technology gives the Sun Java System Application Server compelling capabilities, including high performance with a small footprint, lower total cost of ownership and high levels of availability. The recent Web Services Development Survey from Evans Data Corporation ( ranked the Java language as the best language for Web services.

"We are very excited about the power and flexibility of our product on the Sun Java System Application Server platform. It provides the stability and reliability required for health care settings," said Mike Drake, president and chief executive officer, AccessPT. "One of our customers, Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland, has deployed the AccessPT product running on the Java System Application Server. Currently 850 physicians and non-physicians are enrolled to use the AccessPT solution, with over 200 per day using the solution to view patient census information, such as labs, vital signs, and consultation notes from home, their practice, and at the hospital, making their job of caring for patients a lot easier."

According to Frank Chisholm, CEO of AptSoft Corporation, an event-driven Business Process Management software provider, "The Sun Java System Application Server provides a reliable platform for supporting key features of the AptSoft Director Series product, enabling application integration at one-third the cost to acquire, one-fifth the time to deploy, and one-tenth the effort to maintain, in our experience. A top national insurer uses our product in conjunction with the Sun Java System Application Server to reduce the technical complexity required to automate revenue-generating business processes and provide real business value."

"We chose the Sun Java System Application Server because it delivers on the requirements of our PowerAnalyzer business intelligence offering: a high-performance, small footprint, Java[tm] 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE[tm]) technology-based application server for delivering enterprise-class solutions at a lower total cost of ownership," said Ron Papas, senior vice president of alliances and business development at Informatica. "PowerAnalyzer and the Java System Application Server together help ensure rapid implementations for our joint customers, while leveraging continuous real-time updates via Java Message Service (JMS) or Web services and enterprise data integration via the Informatica PowerCenter platform."

"Given that MAKE Technologies provides solutions that are based on open standards and best practices, we are very pleased to see Sun's latest offering," said David Green, chief technology officer, MAKE Technologies. "Sun Java System Application Server combines all of the critical elements necessary for a standards-based application, including standard APIs and support for deploying J2EE technology-based applications. Application Server 7 and 8 are continued evidence of Sun's commitment to taking the cost and complexity out of development -- an approach that is completely aligned with MAKE's Standards Based Automation solutions."

"Nitido is pleased to become a Sun OEM. Nitido can now deliver NiM, Nitido's Java technology-based development framework, as an integrated solution that leverages the scalability and proven robustness of the Java Enterprise System," said Nitido CEO, Mauricio DeSimone. "As Sun and Nitido have demonstrated, NiM and the Java Enterprise System are a winning combination."

"The Sun Java System Application Server provides the robust, standards-based infrastructure our customers demand for PTC's Windchill, the first, and only, enterprise-level PLM solution built from the ground up using pure Internet and J2EE technology," said Alex Mackenzie, PTC's Vice President of Technology Strategy.

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